Food Intolerance - Smartblood Q&A

Smartblood Medical Director prepares to run London Marathon

With the London Marathon just around the corner, our attention is focused on training, nutrition and choosing the right trainers. We’re a health conscious bunch anyway (naturally) but our interest in the marathon has increased in no small part due to the participation of our Medical Director, Dr Graham Johnson.

Already an experienced distance runner, Graham is lacing up his trainers in aid of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, a charity close to his heart as he served in both of these services earlier in his medical career, and for Lifton Community Centre, a recently completed village facility that needs funds to develop its services for the local community.

Before he set off on the epic 26 mile race, we asked him to tell us a bit about his marathon motivation.

Is this your first marathon?

No, I’ve completed six now, London four times – the first one was 22 years ago!

What made you sign up?

I'm in denial about my advancing years! And it's a great challenge for a worthwhile cause.

How have you been preparing, mentally and physically?

By putting in the hours. I've made sure I do the essential long run on a Sunday and overall fit in 3 runs per week.

What have you learned during your preparation?

That everything hurts even more after 18 miles than it did 22 years ago!

Do you have any running rituals?

Vaseline, a pint of fluid one hour and double espresso 30 minutes before each big training run, and protein drink straight after.

What are you most looking forward to?

The start – and the finish. There's nothing like the atmosphere on the day. It really pushes you along, every step of the way.

What are you dreading (if anything)?

The 16-20 mile point. It's my 'wall' and I know I'll be hurting by that point.

What advice would you share with anyone thinking of joining in next year?

Do it – its very achievable, and hugely beneficial for both physical and mental health!

Smartblood Story - Julia's Intolerance to Dairy

Julia is a market trader, and also studying speech and language therapy. Julia has suffered with regular migraines for over 22 years, and has tried everything to get rid of them, even ice baths!

It wasn't until Julia had a Smartblood food intolerance test recommended to her by one of her friends that she found out that she had raised IgG antibody levels to many dairy products. Replacing these foods with others on the advice of a Smartblood nutritional therapist has made a big difference in Julia's life - her migraines have vanished, and she would recommend a Smartblood test to anybody.

It’s estimated that those with trigger foods actually react to between 4 and 6 ingredients and the results can be surprising. Anything from prawns to potatoes can present a problem.

If you think dairy is causing you discomfort, cut out the guesswork with a Smartblood test. With results available in as little as 3 days, you don’t have to wait long to take control of your diet and see the benefits.

The 1st-step indicator test is popular with those that have health problems that may be explained by a food intolerance but want to just check this before proceeding to a full test, which can be done on the same sample with no extra effort.

The full Smartblood test is a complete program that includes a 30 minute consultation with one of our BANT registered Nutritional Therapists and is a great way to discover all of your food sensitivities and take control over your own personal trigger foods.

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1st Step Test

  • A Simple Yes/No
  • Result in 3 Days
  • Our most popular pathway
  • Can Upgrade if Positive
£19.75Free p&p
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Smartblood Test

  • Reactions to 134 Foods
  • Results in 3 Days
  • £230 Refund if No Reactions
  • Nutritionist Consultation
£249.75Free p&p

If you think that a food intolerance may be responsible for your symptoms then we believe that our easy to complete tests could help you. SImply choose either a 1st-step indicator test for a positive/negative result overall or find out all of your food intolerances out at once with the full Smartblood test.

The 1st-step indicator test is popular with those that have health problems that may be explained by a food intolerance but want to just check this before proceeding to a full test, which can be done on the same sample with no extra effort.

The full Smartblood test is a complete program that includes a 30 minute consultation with one of our BANT registered Nutritional Therapists and is a great way to discover all of your food sensitivities and take control over your own personal trigger foods.

Image

1st Step Test

£19.75
  • A Simple Yes/No
  • Result in 3 Days
  • Our most popular pathway
  • Can Upgrade if Positive
Image

Smartblood Test

£249.75
  • Reactions to 134 Foods
  • Results in 3 Days
  • £230 Refund if No Reactions
  • Nutritionist Consultation

If you think that you may have a food intolerance then we believe that our easy to complete tests could help you. SImply choose either a 1st-step indicator test for a positive/negative result overall or find out all of your food intolerances out at once with the full Smartblood test.

The 1st-step indicator test is popular with those that have health problems that may be explained by a food intolerance but want to just check this before proceeding to a full test, which can be done on the same sample with no extra effort.

The full Smartblood test is a complete programme that includes a 30 minute consultation with one of our BANT registered Nutritional Therapists and is a great way to discover all of your food sensitivities and take control over your own personal trigger foods.

Image

1st Step Test

£19.75
  • A Simple Yes/No
  • Result in 3 Days
  • Our most popular pathway
  • Can Upgrade if Positive
Image

Smartblood Test

£249.75
  • Reactions to 134 Foods
  • Results in 3 Days
  • £230 Refund if No Reactions
  • Nutritionist Consultation